African Salad – Abacha Ncha and Ugba/Ukpaka by Nigerian Food TV

African Salad, also known as Abacha Ncha is one of the most popular eastern Nigeria side dishes.

It is made with dried shredded cassava(Abacha) and fermented oil bean seeds(Ugba or Ukpaka). This dish is so yummy and that you can add a variety of tasty garnishes, to suit your palate.

RatingDifficultyIntermediate
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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time50 mins
 300 g Abacha (dried shredded cassava)
 100 g Ugba(Ukpaka), sliced
 200 ml Palm Oil
 1 tsp ground Iru /Ogiri(fermented locust bean seeds) (optional)
 1 tsp ground Potash(akaun)
 1 Stock cube/ powder(seasoning cube)
 1 large or 2 small Onion bulbs
 Chili Pepper/ any hot pepper (to taste)
 Salt to taste Garnishes/Accompaniments
 Large dry prawns
 4 big Garden eggs(or 2 large Egg plants if you live outside Nigeria)
 1 tbsp finely chopped Garden Egg leaves(You can use thinly sliced utazi leaves or spinach leaves as an alternative)
 Boiled Dried fish or Stockfish
 Kpomo or Kanda (cow skin)
 Fried Fish(preferably Mackerel/Titus Fish)
 Onion slices–Choose any or combine garnishes to your preference–
African Salad - Abacha Ncha and Ugba/Ukpaka by Nigerian Food TV
African Salad - Abacha Ncha and Ugba/Ukpaka by Nigerian Food TV

Ingredients

 300 g Abacha (dried shredded cassava)
 100 g Ugba(Ukpaka), sliced
 200 ml Palm Oil
 1 tsp ground Iru /Ogiri(fermented locust bean seeds) (optional)
 1 tsp ground Potash(akaun)
 1 Stock cube/ powder(seasoning cube)
 1 large or 2 small Onion bulbs
 Chili Pepper/ any hot pepper (to taste)
 Salt to taste Garnishes/Accompaniments
 Large dry prawns
 4 big Garden eggs(or 2 large Egg plants if you live outside Nigeria)
 1 tbsp finely chopped Garden Egg leaves(You can use thinly sliced utazi leaves or spinach leaves as an alternative)
 Boiled Dried fish or Stockfish
 Kpomo or Kanda (cow skin)
 Fried Fish(preferably Mackerel/Titus Fish)
 Onion slices–Choose any or combine garnishes to your preference–
African Salad – Abacha Ncha and Ugba/Ukpaka by Nigerian Food TV

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